COPE ( added a new Program Director, Panashe, to the team. Panashe will be leading the case management and housing stability program.

Panashe is a student at UNO in the Public Administration and Social Work Masters program. He will be working with COPE’s neighbors to assess the resources currently available to their families, connecting them with new ones and identifying best next steps towards thriving in the community.

With Panashe on board, COPE is excited to further empower individuals and families in need. Welcome Panashe!

COPE is community outreach for our neighbors in western Douglas County. Services provided include monthly food pantry shopping, clothing closet shopping and household goods shopping. Other services provided include their Christmas program, Easter food baskets, school supply backpack program and rental and utility assistance. COPE relies on community donations and support. For more information, contact COPE at (402) 616-2330 or visit